Government Advocacy

November 1, 2018: MGMA statement on 2019 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Final Rule

Advocacy Statement

Medicare Payment Policies

Quality Payment Program

November 1, 2018

Statement by Anders Gilberg, Senior Vice President, Government Affairs, on the 2019 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Final Rule

"MGMA appreciates CMS’s efforts to reduce documentation burden for E/M office visits starting in 2019. We welcome CMS’s deferral and revision of the collapsed E/M codes to 2021, but there's more work to be done.

"Blending payments rates in 2021 won't necessarily reduce burden, especially with CMS’s newly required add-on codes. MGMA will continue to examine the rule, leverage feedback from members, and work with CMS to create meaningful burden reduction for physician practices across the country."

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